Bernadette Hall MNZM (born 1945 in Alexandra, New Zealand) is a New Zealand writer and poet. She was raised in what she describes as "a small-city Catholic community that was proud, theatrical and pretty much enclosed." After a career as a teacher of Latin and classical studies she started writing full-time in her forties. She has held residencies at both Canterbury University and Victoria University and is widely published. She spent 10 years as the editor of Takahe magazine and five as the poetry editor of The Press, Christchurch's main daily newspaper.
Hall's The Lustre Jug is a finalist in the 2010 New Zealand Post Book Awards.
- Heartwood (Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1989)
- of Elephants etc. (Untold Press, 1990)
- The Persistent Levitator (VUP, 1994)
- Still Talking (VUP, 1997)
- Settler Dreaming (VUP, 2001)
- Merino Princess: Selected poems (VUP, 2004)
- The Ponies (VUP, 2007)
- The Lustre Jug (VUP, 2009)
Awards and honours
- 1991 Writer in residence at the University of Canterbury
- 1996 Burns Fellow at the University of Otago
- 2004 Antarctica New Zealand Arts Fellowship
- 2006 Writer's fellowship at Victoria University
- 2015 Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement in Poetry
- Bernadette Hall biography at the IIML
- Bernadette Hall Archived 22 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine biography at Victoria University Press
- Book launch at Christchurch Arts Festival Archived 25 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- Bernadette Hall biography at the New Zealand Electronic Text Center
- Bernadette Hall biography at the New Zealand Book Council
- New Zealand Post Book Awards Finalists 2010
- Bernadette Hall bibliography at The NZ Literature File Archived 5 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- Bernadette Hall biography at the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre.
- "Previous winners". Creative New Zealand. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
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